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Go Skateboarding Day 2014

In: Fun Stuff, Industry News

There’s nothing more satisfying than getting out for a skate with a group of people who love skateboarding—friends, strangers, family. You’ve got seasoned skaters encouraging the young. Good skaters offering tips, the dedicated showing resilience and determination. Everyone’s welcoming. Go Skateboarding Day is a statement to what we love most about the sport, and a testament to the creative celebration of independence skateboarding continues to be.

 

Go Skateboarding Day is every June 21, and is an official holiday put together by the International Association of Skateboard Companies (IASC). Go Skateboarding Day began in 2004 as an excuse for skateboarders to drop everything—all commitments—and skate. (Yeah—we do that all the time. But who doesn’t love a holiday?).

 

It’s become a global movement with thousands of events put together by retailers, manufacturers, distributors, skate parks, community organizations, and individuals of all shapes and sizes. Go Skateboarding Day started with a few simple skate sessions and BBQs held in skateboarding’s unofficial capital, southern California, and picked up momentum over time across the globe.

 

If you’re lucky enough to call NYC, LA, DC or Chicago your home stomping grounds, then expect a day filled with best trick contests, pro sightings, games of S.K.A.T.E and an endless amount of pizza and munchies.  Of course if you don’t live in one of these cities, check with your local skate shop to see what’s going down in your neck of the woods.  If you live outside of the U.S, Nike SB has funded major events in Mexico, Spain, Germany, UK, Australia, Paris and Brazil.  We’re stoked for this Saturday, and can’t wait to meet new people and ride.

 

From the IASC website on Go Skateboarding Day:

 

Skateboarders around the globe will celebrate the pure exhilaration, creativity, and spirit of one of the most influential activities in the world by blowing off all other obligations to go skateboarding. We know most skateboarders do this every day of their lives, but this is just one more reason to blow off your television/computer/video games and go skateboarding! 

You can check out the activity on social media by using the official hashtag #goskateboardingday and also #skateeverydamnday. There’s an official Facebook page called Go Skateboarding Day that’s definitely worth checking out. Nike Skateboarding has an awesome live feed that follows the hashtag on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Vine. There are already over 50,000 tweets, 85,000 photos on Instagram, 2,000 Facebook posts, and 500 vine videos. If you’ve contributed, or plan to, tag us on one of our outlets. We’d love to see what you guys are doing—and bonus points for videos!

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To celebrate Go Skateboarding Day, head over to your local skate park. Discover new places. Check out the scene, learn how to skateboard, or try some new tricks! Stay true to what it’s all about—community, respect, and fun. Have a blast!

What Do I Need to Build a Skateboard?

In: Build a Skateboard, How To

Warehouse Skateboards is your one-stop-shop for all things skateboards. We carry all of the tools and parts you need to build a custom skateboard. Building a custom complete should be existing—not stressful. Here’s all the good stuff you’ll need to build a complete skateboard:

Skateboard Deck

Skateboard Trucks (two trucks)

  • You’ll need two skateboard trucks to mount the underside of your skateboard to keep your wheels and bearings safely attached. Warehouse Skateboards carries skateboard trucks in lots of sizes and colors, and we have a huge selection of your favorite skateboard brands

Skateboard Wheels (four wheels)

  • Y’all know what skateboard wheels are for, but do you know that sizes and durability levels determine how fast you can go? Check out our skateboard wheels buying guide to learn more about diameter and durometer.

Skateboard Bearings (Two per wheel, eight total)

Skateboard Hardware (set of eight bolts and nuts)

  • Hardware connects skateboard trucks to the skateboard deck. Hardware is sold in sets of eight, but you can always purchase parts individually as needed. Our skateboard hardware selection has the sizes and colors from the brands to you. Stock up!

Skateboard Grip Tape

  • Straightforward, and you know it. Get the traction and grip you need to stay on your board! Most riders rely on brand preference—no technical info here!

Riser Pads (Set of two)

  • No one wants to wipe out. Wheel bite (what happens when you don’t have riser pads!) suddenly stops the wheel’s motion. You can pick whether or not you want to user riser pads for your skateboard—but keep in mind that riser pads give you extra pop!

 

If you’re ever unsure about what you need to build an awesome skateboard complete, check out the Warehouse Skateboards Buying Guides. We’ve got some tips and tricks there for you with some video tutorials. #Goskate!

ALMOST Skateboards: #HaveFunSkateEverything

In: Fun Stuff

Almost Skateboards was founded by professional skateboarders Daewon Song and Rodney Mullen in 2003. The two skaters got together and began talking about creating something different, and finally came up with the name “Almost a skateboard company.” Ever since they’ve been focusing on products that are fun and creative.

 

Almost produces some of the highest quality decks on the market using epoxy resin. They feature a variety of skateboard construction technology, including:

 

Impact Support Skateboard Construction
Double Impact Skateboard Construction
Uber Light Skateboard Construction
Impact Plus Skateboard Construction
Resin 7 Skateboard Construction
Resin 8 Skateboard Construction

 

You can purchase Almost decks, completes, hardware and more online at Warehouse Skateboards, where skaters come first!

 

 

Team Riders: Rodney Mullen, Daewon Song, Chris Haslam, Cooper Wilt, Lewis Marnell and Willow

Tensor Trucks at Warehouse Skateboards

In: Products

Tensor Trucks is skateboarding truck company was founded and designed by professional skateboarder Rodney Mullen.  Since 2000, Tensor has been consistently creating one of the most durable and responsive skate trucks out there.

 

So, what makes Tensor Trucks superior to other brands? By using a lightweight magnesium alloy, Tensor is able to produce the lightest truck on the market today. Tensor Trucks are what you need for better turning and better grinding. And Warehouse Skateboards has a huge selection in stock now. Choose your Tensor Trucks by axle size, color, price or best sellers.

Don’t believe us? Check it out for yourself – watch this video!

 

 

Team Riders: Rodney Mullen, Daewon Song, Joey Brezinksi, Zered Bassett, Manny Santiago, Andrew Brophy and Ben Fisher

Phase Two Scooters

In: Scooters

Aside from its sleek design and quality, one of the coolest things about Phase Two Scooters is that each scooter is designed and tested by Phase Two staff, who are all crazy freestyle riders. They go nuts for this sport and know what we’re looking for in a scooter. Their goal is to introduce this way of life to all types of people and skill levels, so they design scooters like the super popular Dirt and Beggs for hardcore pros AND beginners. Phase Two Scooters sells pre-assembled scooter completes as well as individual parts you can customize. We’re big fans of making things our own, and had a blast putting together different parts.

 

Now if only we could get this type of air: